Peter and Grandpa make a little electric loco from an old mobility scooter and bits of wood and metal from around the farm. With the aid of Grandpa's furnace, scrap iron is heated until it is white hot and liquid, then moulded into wheels. With a bit of wiring and paint, the engine is ready to go, but for how long? A "making" adventure with a twist for Peter and his Grandpa. Lots of technical information with 12 Watercolours by John Wardle. Age 6 to 12 years.
This is Book 1 in the Peter's Railway Series. See all Peter's Railway books here.
Since a very small boy, Chris has always loved everything mechanical, especially steam engines. The first workshop was in his bedroom where he made an electric go-kart aged 8, followed by a mini-bike powered by the engine from a petrol lawn mower.He spent many holidays on a friend's farm where there was a miniature railway across a field and so started a loMore about Christopher G. C. Vine